1 I lay in that separate building across the courtyard.
2 When I got into the courtyard, I found Estella waiting with the keys.
3 My young conductress locked the gate, and we went across the courtyard.
4 I took the opportunity of being alone in the courtyard to look at my coarse hands and my common boots.
5 There was a courtyard in front, and that was barred; so we had to wait, after ringing the bell, until some one should come to open it.
6 I heard the side-door open, and steps come across the courtyard; but I pretended not to hear, even when the gate swung on its rusty hinges.
7 An elderly woman, whom I had seen before as one of the servants who lived in the supplementary house across the back courtyard, opened the gate.
8 By this time we had come to the house, where I found his room to be one just within the side-door, with a little window in it looking on the courtyard.
9 It was with a depressed heart that I walked in the starlight for an hour and more, about the courtyard, and about the brewery, and about the ruined garden.
10 I therefore got up and put on my clothes, and went out across the yard into the long stone passage, designing to gain the outer courtyard and walk there for the relief of my mind.
11 Passing on into the front courtyard, I hesitated whether to call the woman to let me out at the locked gate of which she had the key, or first to go up stairs and assure myself that Miss Havisham was as safe and well as I had left her.
12 Here, the daylight reappeared, and I found myself in a small paved courtyard, the opposite side of which was formed by a detached dwelling-house, that looked as if it had once belonged to the manager or head clerk of the extinct brewery.